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Mimicking Protein-Driven Sea Sponge Spicules

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Caption: This movie summarizes and illustrates the experiments and results of the paper. This video relates to a paper that appeared in the March 15, 2013, issue of Science, published by AAAS. The paper, by Filipe Natalio at Johannes Gutenberg-Universität in Mainz, Germany, and colleagues was titled, "Flexible Minerals: Self-Assembled Calcite Spicules with Extreme Bending Strength."

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